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TN Minister advises people against use of steam inhalation as it can lead to virus spread

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 (00:09 IST)
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare Minister Ma Subramanian today advised the people not to use steam inhalation as it could lead to rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In a statement here, he referred to installation of steam inhalers in some public places and promoted as a COVID-19 preventive measure, and said steam inhalation could not be considered a treatment.

People should not resort to steam inhalation without doctor’s advice.

He also cautioned that this could lead to the rapid spread of the virus.

Pointing out that the government has put in place a treatment protocol for COVID-19 as per the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), he said people should not resort to self-medication as it could also prove fatal.

“Now, the practice of steam inhalation was doing the rounds. This could affect the lungs. This could also result in the transmission of infection to those who are close by,” he said. (UNI)

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